A member asked:

Osteotomy first metatarsal can the staple work its way loose and how easy would it be to remove? location of staple now protrudes and causes pain.

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Dr. Barry Johnson answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Staples can loosen: Yes, staples can loosen, become prominent, cause pain and may need to be removed.

Answered 1/9/2014

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Dr. Thomas Inwood answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Staple: Yes , as with pins they , too , can become loose and need to be removed. See your surgeon for assistance.

Answered 1/9/2014

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